Fitness Instructor

Course Overview

Guided by industry best practice, in the Fitness Instructor (Certificate III in Fitness SIS30313*) course you’ll learn about the safest, most effective techniques for training the body, fuelling it, and ultimately, improving it.

You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of the science (anatomy and physiology) behind good effective exercise prescription, and how, through the development of great people skills, you can effectively communicate, motivate and instruct others. 

On a practical level, typical course components will include gym activities that focus on strength, stamina and flexibility, the essentials of effective circuit training, as well as exercise delivery for children.

Who Should Attend?
  • Those with a passion for health and fitness
  • Those with an interest in learning about the body and how to train people
  • Those with a desire to work in the fitness industry and work with people
  • Those with an ambition to improve the health and fitness of Australians
  • Those with an eagerness to turn their interest in fitness into a career
Why Should I Do The Course?

With many Australians living longer than ever before, plus an increase in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, it’s clear there’s a growing need for health and fitness services.

Indeed, this is further supported by a recent study which indicated that 30% more people signed up with a Personal Trainer in 2013, compared to 2012 (ezidebit). While other research has shown that the personal training industry is growing 4.8% on average each year (IBISWorld).

Your Coaches

In addition to holding industry recognised fitness qualifications, including sports science degrees or similar, our Coaches have extensive experience working in the fitness industry, with many of them coaching and performing at a high level. 

They love to share their passion for the fitness industry, and impart their knowledge and expertise in a way that students can relate to.

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Glen Roth

"The course is detailed and structured, but it’s the Coaches personal stories that make the Institute the best choice."

Glen Roth

Institute graduate and owner of Universal Health Network

Fitness Instructor

Course Information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313)* course, students must have an interest in fitness, have a computer and internet access, be over 16 years old and meet our acceptance criteria, which includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

Training and Assessment

Course components include over 30 sessions and a range of knowledge checks and assessments to ensure you are industry-ready. 

  • Bones and muscles
  • Posture and injury prevention
  • Cardiorespiratory system, nutrition and energy 
  • Health promotion and special populations 
  • Client consultation, screening and fitness testing 
  • Safety in the gym and workplace
  • Exercises for strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Systemised instructional techniques
  • Training children and adolescents
  • Circuit training
  • Science behind programming
  • Program design and progression
  • Leadership, teamwork, and communication
  • First aid

Units of Competency

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313)*

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (10 units of competency)
SISFFIT301A Provide fitness orientation and health screening Fitness
SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry Fitness
SISFFIT303A Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery Fitness
SISFFIT305A Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context Fitness
SISFFIT306A Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines Fitness
SISXFAC207 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities Fitness
SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments Fitness
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies Fitness
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities Fitness
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Health
Electives - General (2 units of competency)
SISFFIT311A Deliver approved community fitness programs Fitness
SISFFIT313A Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents Fitness
Electives - Specialisation: Gym Instructor (3 units of competency)
SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs Fitness
SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment Fitness
SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs Fitness
* The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) qualification has been recently superseded and is currently being upgraded to a new qualification, Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315). These changes are part of the industry review and improvement cycle and affect all vocational education and training providers. Students will be informed upon enrolment if their course will be affected by the transition and advised of the qualification they may receive upon completion.

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Simon Bond

"The Australian Institute of Fitness is the leader in fitness education, and graduates have a lot of passion and energy."

Simon Bond

National Fitness Manager at Snap Fitness 24/7

Ready for the challenge?

Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

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